RARA-AVIS: Sidekicks

From: BaxDeal@aol.com
Date: 14 Nov 2001

In a message dated 11/14/01 3:28:03 PM, jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com writes:

<< the reader might be carried along into the belief that Spenser is innocent, in fact he bears equal responsibility, morally, ethically, and, certainly, legally for a killing that he's already decided is morally and ethically unjustified. >>

Jim's right. If your friend commits murder, especially in your presence, and especially especially of someone you want dead, and you continue to associate with him afterward, you are tacitly approving, or at the very least, not disapproving of his actions. In the eyes of the law, while this may not qualify you for the death penalty, it will still get you twenty years. And that's only if you roll over on your less "principled" buddy. Which is something a wimp who can't do his own damn killing would in all likelihood do.

John Lau

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